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Choosing Between Two Schools

College/Career Expert Advice from Carol Carter

Q: My daughter has narrowed down her college selection to two schools. Both are well suited to her and comparable in size and price. What are your suggestions on how to decide which one to attend? I don't have a preference and she's having a hard time making a choice.

A: Your daughter should start by developing a criteria list by which she can measure both schools. Consider issues like atmosphere, student support (peer counselors, Resident Assistants), and faculty support. Have you talked to seniors at each school to get their perspective? Ask the admissions officers if you can meet with seniors so you can do some more fact-finding. After you gather this information, your daughter will have to listen to her heart. This will be one in a string of many more decisions where she will have to weigh the information, listen to her own instincts, and venture forth. It is always good to remind her that there are no "wrong" decisions in life. We learn from each and every experience.

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Carol Carter is the author of many books on college and career planning. She is the cofounder of Lifeskills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages high-school students to explore their goals, career options, and the real world through part-time work and internships. She also gives workshops around the country on career exploration and other issues directly related to helping students succeed in college, career, and life.


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